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Local Soldier Killed in Action Returning Home for Funeral

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SELAH, Wash.-- A local soldier killed in Afghanistan will return home to the Yakima Valley Friday.  

Captain Aaron Blanchard was born and raised in Selah, and graduated from Selah High School in 1999.

He was killed just last week.

Blanchard's mother tells us her son's body will be flown in to the Yakima Air Terminal around 3:30pm, Friday afternoon.
 
A memorial service is planned for Saturday at 11am at Stone Church in Yakima, and the public is invited.

Captain Blanchard will be laid to rest in the Washington State Veterans Cemetery on Sunday in Medical Lake.

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